Newsletter - From the Heart Stitchers
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Letter from Lois - September 2016
All those Red, White and Blue blankets! Keep on stitching...we have a new recipient!
A longtime friend of mine, Clint Arrington (for over 55 years we've known each other!) is the founder of an organization benefiting our Veterans. Like From the Heart, Lonesome Dove Equestrian Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. They rely completely on donations for the care and feeding of their horses and to cover veterinarian bills as well. And like FTH, they have no employees, only volunteers.
This group is dedicated to servicing the mental, physical, and emotional challenges for the special needs of Veterans in Central Virginia through therapeutic horseback riding with absolutely no charge to the Vets. They are in the business of increasing the quality of life for the participants through activities that are positive to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of each Veteran.
We have just recently added one more benefit for our Veterans through Lonesome Dove. I delivered a nice, large bag of our blankets to them and if only you could have seen the smiles! Through them we are offering our special hugs where they are desperately needed. Mr. Arrington immediately emptied a large table in their reception area and one by one, he spread our blankets on the table for all to see. In this open space it will be so easy for a blanket to be chosen to be taken home once their day with the horses is completed.
It is so satisfying to continue to find places where Veterans can be touched by our stitching. So keep up the good work! Keep creating those smiles, one stitch at a time!
Stop by the shop for your Red, White and Blue yarn at your earliest convenience. Hope to see you there real soon!